2.23.2010

rained in.

we have been seeing some rainy days.

i love it, but i worry about my newly planted garden and flowers.

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see? those are my pansies. they have taken a beating.

the rain does make it nice to work on little things in the house - like sewing pillows and moving roo into her crib.

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i think she likes it.

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but i think she likes sleeping with her mama more so that is where she end up most nights - with her little face nuzzled against my side.

i love curling up to warm soup on these days and watching movies with my girls. they have just found the lost Sleeping Beauty so it has been a favorite again. MaeMae gets a little scared of the dragon, worries about the prince and prefers me to cuddle her, which i don't mind at all - it beats studying endocrine disorders.

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Rainy Day 13 Bean Chili
recipe courtesy of Bob's Red Mill with my additions

*1 1/4 c Bob's Red Mill 13 bean soup mix
1/2 lb mild ground sausage
1 chopped medium onion
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1-2 tbs chili pwdr
1 tsp salt
fresh ground pepper
other spices to your discretion (cumin, coriander, garlic pwdr. yum.)
dollops of sour cream
fresh chopped cilantro

Sort and soak beans overnight. They will be very pretty as seen above. Drain and cover with water. Simmer until tender (a couple of hours but check kinda often). In a saucepan brown sausage and use drippings to brown onion then add both to the beans along with the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for, oh like 30 minutes to an hour. Dollop (i like that word) the sour cream and garnish with cilantro as the chili is plated. Serve with tortilla chips or just devour it with a spoon.

*Prepare at your own risk. The Dirt does not claim any responsibility in the incidence that intestinal disruptions occur.

**In short, the above may give you room-clearing gas, but it is totally worth it.

4 comments:

moshell's lilbit of space said...

SOUNDS YUMMY.....(loving the picture of Roo as well)


I am learning the Male reproduction system.

ugh.

the crew said...

the soup looks delightful- i am truly all about soup and warm meals these days.

can't wait to meet your little roo. she is absolutely delicious.

April said...

seriously! 3 kids & making pillows on a rainy day! it's not computing in my brain! i've always known you were amazing. this is just one more reason! very, very, cute (the pillows & the baby)!

Whitaker Family said...

I love love the pillows!!! I need to become more of a seamstress!

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